Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI) is a private two-year post-secondary school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA offering associate degrees and short-term certificate programs.
PTI has two locations in western Pennsylvania: the primary 180-acre (0.73 km2) North Fayette Campus in Oakdale, which first opened in July 2000, and the PTI-Cranberry Center at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Woods. The institution first opened its doors in 1946 as a single-discipline career training school. Since then, it has expanded course offerings through its School of Building Technology, School of Business, School of Criminal Justice, School of Design, School of Healthcare, and School of Technology. Through PTI's Center for Certification and Adult Learning (CCAL), nontraditional students prepare for the workforce and take advantage of shorter, more flexible evening schedules, some with online components.
Most of the institution's educational programs include an in-field industry internship to help students foster personal confidence, build resumes, develop a network of professional contacts and, in some cases, secure full-time employment. PTI's Career Services Department works with students as they prepare for graduation, supports new graduates in their job search, helps experienced alumni relocate or secure advanced employment, and assists employers match job openings to PTI candidates. All of these services are offered at no charge to the student and the employer. In addition, PTI alumni can return to the institution for alumni brush-up classes offered twice annually.
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